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Dive Review of Low Key Watersports/Grande Bay Resort in
Virgin Islands/St. John

Low Key Watersports/Grande Bay Resort: "Nice, Stress-Free Diving", Dec, 2020,

by Rik Pavlescak, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 11497 has 5 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 5 stars
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Comments I was supposed to dive in Utila for a week, but dive wife was concerned about COVID and backed out. Quickly scheduled a liveaboard in the Bahamas on Aquacat for the same week, since I had taken off work already. Two days before the liveaboard I receive a call from Aquacat cancelling the trip because a client and staff member had been diagnosed positive for COVID. That left me one day to scramble for another dive trip during my week off.

Fortunately, a friend had just dived with Low Key Watersports in St. John, US Virgin Islands, and she recommended I check it out. I called and they had dive slots available for the week. I went to and found a great studio unit at Grande Bay Resort which is next door to Low Key. Finally, I was able to book a last minute flight. Other travel details: the timing for a COVID19 test prior to entering the US Virgin Islands is the same as for the Bahamas--so I was able to use my test results to fill out the paperwork and get into the US Virgin Islands without needing another COVID19 test. Finally, the dive gods were smiling upon me an this trip came together.

Flights during COVID were smooth--everyone masked, Delta still ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Low Key Watersports   Grande Bay Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Costa Brava, Roatan, Key West, Cozumel, Key Largo, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Philippines, Bali, North Sulawesi
Closest Airport STT: St. Thomas Getting There Delta flies from Atlanta to St. Thomas. From there a cab to Red Hook ferry--take the ferry to St. John

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 25-100 Ft/ 8-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive with the group, following a guide. Most dives were 45-50 minutes at 40'-50' or shallower.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The dive boats have a small table for cameras. Fortunately not many divers had them; if they did there would not be enough room. No rinse buc ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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